Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Announces, “Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen—Especially You, Especially Now!,” This April, Child Abuse Prevention Month

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Announces, “Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen—Especially You, Especially Now!,” This April, Child Abuse Prevention Month

This April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Prevent Child Abuse NC reinforces the role that each person plays in ensuring that children, families and entire communities thrive by participating in the month-long nationwide campaign: “Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen—Especially You, Especially Now!” “April is a time to help people across North Carolina understand that safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments are necessary to ensure healthy child development,” explained Prevent Child Abuse NC President & CEO Sharon Hirsch. “We must work in partnership across all sectors to make prevention a priority so children can thrive.” Equally important is recognizing...
Governor Cooper Proclaims April 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month

Governor Cooper Proclaims April 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper proclaims April 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to act collectively to raise awareness and empower people across the nation to play a role in making great childhoods happen. And our efforts to raise awareness and engagement and impact positive change this year are as vital as ever. Throughout this crucial Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’re reinforcing the message that “Everyone can make great childhoods happen—especially you, especially now!”  Read the signed proclamation. 
PCANC Announces Launch of Statewide Public Awareness Campaign

PCANC Announces Launch of Statewide Public Awareness Campaign

Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) launched a new public awareness campaign to engage North Carolinians in building caring connections. Every day connections are more important than we ever believed. Science tells us that relationships have the power to shape our brains. Relationships help us learn better, work better, parent better. When we experience tough times, they help us heal. With each connection, we develop a healthier, stronger community. “This campaign emphasizes the importance of being a positive connection and will foster conversations about supporting families, so all children have strong foundations for their developing brains,” said Sharon Hirsch, President and...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Announces Board Officers for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Prevent Child Abuse NC Announces Board Officers for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

[caption id="attachment_3227" align="alignright" width="400"] Silhouettes of Business People Discussing Business Issues[/caption] Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announces the election of its fiscal year 2019-2020 executive officers: Jed Hysong, board chair; Zeke Bridges, board vice-chair; Thomas Moore, secretary; and Michael Olander, treasurer and operations committee chair. The executive officers will lead a team of 17 statewide volunteer leaders dedicated to child well-being and family strengthening efforts across North Carolina. Jed Hysong is a CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with over 20 years of accounting and finance experience and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Announces Board Officers for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Announces New Appointments to its Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announced the appointments of Audrey Kemp Curry, DDS, MPH; Ilina Ewen; Katherine Vail Pope; Susan Scott; and Catherine Williamson-Hardy, MPA to its 2019/2020 statewide board of directors. They join a team of 17 volunteer leaders dedicated to ensuring all North Carolina children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships. For Audrey Kemp Curry, DDS, MPH, attended Meharry Medical College to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  While in dental school, Curry served on a medical mission trip to Haiti.  After graduation, Curry worked with the National Health Service Corp providing dental care to the...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Claire Veazey as Development Director

Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Claire Veazey as Development Director

“Claire’s experience in nonprofit philanthropic work, and child development, including a previous role where she worked with PCANC, make her uniquely qualified to lead PCANC’s philanthropic efforts,” said Sharon Hirsch, PCANC President and CEO. “Her robust experience in development, knowledge of implementation science, and outstanding relationship building skills, are assets that will benefit PCANC’s strategic growth and help us continue to improve outcomes for North Carolina’s children and families.” In her most recent role as Director of Volunteer Services for SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, Veazey created a volunteer giving initiative that raised $30,000 in ten days. Prior to...